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Quick Chicken Dinner Recipes

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Jerk Chicken Wraps

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Sally Sibthorpe
Mango chutney sweetens these mouthwatering, jerk-seasoned wraps from Sally Sibthorpe in Shelby Township, Michigan. Great picnic fare, they’re scrumptious served warm or cold.—Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
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Marinated Italian Chicken

Marinated Italian Chicken

Marinated Italian Chicken

With the chicken's pleasing tangy taste, no one will know you used only one convenient marinade ingredient. This is on our menu once a week.

Plum-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

Plum-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

Plum-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

These creative kabobs make a great first impression, according to Nancy Morrison. "I brought them to a neighborhood dinner when we moved to our new home. People couldn't wait 'til dinner and started snatching them as soon as I walked in the door," she reports from Midlothian, Virginia. "They just couldn't resist the tantalizing aroma."

Nutty Chicken Pita Sandwiches

Nutty Chicken Pita Sandwiches

Nutty Chicken Pita Sandwiches

When company is coming for lunch, this is my favorite sandwich to make, since it looks and tastes a bit fancy. Even kids like it because of the crunchy nuts and creamy filling. -Glenda Schwarz, Morden, Manitoba
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Chicken & Vegetable Alfredo

Chicken & Vegetable Alfredo

Chicken & Vegetable Alfredo

This hearty pasta dish from Linda Morten of Katy, Texas offers great garlic-basil flavor in a fraction of the time. Just think of how pretty this colorful dish will look on your table tonight! Tip: If you can't find basil and garlic goat cheese, buy plain goat cheese and add 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves to chicken and toss before cooking in butter.

Chimichangas

Chimichangas

Chimichangas

Though still debated, Tucson is generally credited as the original home of the chimichanga (fried "burro", as we call them, stuffed with meat, onions and chilies). I've combined several recipes into this one, and it's fairly authentic. —Laura Towns, Glendale, Arizona

Thai Chicken Wraps

Thai Chicken Wraps

Thai Chicken Wraps

Thanks to quick-cooking chicken, convenient broccoli slaw mix, and an easy peanut sauce, you can wrap up dinner in 25 minutes. —Trudy Williams, Shannonville, Ontario

Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs

Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs

Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs

A little sweet, a little sour, and a whole lot of flavor! These kabobs from Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey make a wonderful accompaniment to any party or get-together.

Orange Chicken Pasta Salad

Orange Chicken Pasta Salad

Orange Chicken Pasta Salad

Dining alone? Try this colorful salad from Mary Lewis of Norman, Oklahoma. Refreshing mandarin oranges and a creamy citrus dressing complement tender cubes of chicken, pasta spirals, veggies and sliced red grapes. Truly, it's an entree in itself!

Sesame Chicken with Honey Sauce

Sesame Chicken with Honey Sauce

Sesame Chicken with Honey Sauce

Between working and raising three children, we don't have much time on our hands. These crunchy chicken bites can be prepared in a hurry for a super snack or light dinner.

Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a green sauce from South America that goes with grilled meats. My citrus version brightens up grilled chicken, which gets its juiciness from brining. —Tyffanie Perez, Springville, Utah

Open-Faced Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Open-Faced Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Open-Faced Chicken Salad Sandwiches

These uniquely flavored chicken sandwiches, with their sweet-tangy-tart combo of ingredients, are absolutely delectable. “Enjoy this recipe as it is or, even better, use a panini press and fix it as a normal sandwich—it works fabulously.” —Christina Falco Covington, Louisiana
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